by Claire Miller
Alan Hirvela, associate professor in the Foreign and Second Language Education Program at the Ohio State University, will speak to College of Education students, faculty and staff on Sept. 12 as part of the college's Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Hirvela began his teaching career as an English instructor at C.S. Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., before moving to Hong Kong, in 1978, where he taught at Shue Yan College and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In addition, Hirvela spent 10 years in editorial positions with English for Specific Purposes and currently serves as co-editor of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Quarterly. His research focuses on second language literacy.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE's Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Hirvela and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.